All medicine is constantly changing, year to year and sometimes month to month as scientists and doctors search for the best way to keep a person alive, and trauma is no exception.
If you haven’t had any medical training for a few years you might not be up to date on the latest techniques for managing trauma. One of the most common myths I see pop up is this:
“Tourniquets are a last resort. If you apply a TQ, the victims injured limb will be amputated.”
Not only is this wrong, but it’s very dangerous.Continue reading How Long Can You Leave A Tourniquet Before Amputation?